The first legit reissues of these rare, stellar LP’s by DC-based singer/songwriter Bob Brown. Richie Havens took Bob under his wing, produced both albums, and released them on his Stormy Forest label distributed by MGM. Although they failed to make a commercial impact at the time, cosmic-folk enthusiasts and vinyl-heads have long placed these albums in high esteem alongside the works of exploratory greats like Tim Hardin and Tim Buckley.
Now Available via Tompkins Square
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Sam Moss is a Brattleboro, Vermont based songwriter and string player. In fall 2013 he released his eighth solo album, No Kingdom. Moss has also released two albums with the old-time duo, The Howling Kettles, and compiled Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records. In fall 2012 he was in residence at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. His work has won high praise from NPR, Dusted, Pop Matters, and Blurt Magazine, among others.
All tracks recorded at home in Brattleboro, VT, except 7 and 8, which were recorded at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH.
Mixed and mastered at Nada Sound Studio by Eric Carbonara.
All songs © 2013 Sam Moss.
released 15 October 2013
Tompkins Square Records has released a box set version of its ‘Imaginational Anthem‘ series “Imaginational Anthem vols. 1-5,” all five volumes of the acclaimed series, in their original packaging, plus a bonus disc : ‘Elvis Was A Capricorn’, a previously unreleased live CD by William Tyler. Limited to 999 units.
Sam Moss is a Brattleboro, Vermont based composer, songwriter, and string player. He has released a handful of solo albums, is a member of the old-time duo, The Howling Kettles, and a long-distance contributor to Sewing Machines. He recently compiled Imaginational Anthem Volume Five for Tompkins Square Records. In fall 2012 he was in residence at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. His work has won high praise from NPR, Dusted, Pop Matters, and Blurt Magazine, among others.
All songs written by Sam Moss except “Lonesome Valley”, which is traditional.
Recorded in Brattleboro, Vermont
Mastered by Eric Carbonara
Not Nothing Records, released 01 May 2012
‘Obscure Giants of Acoustic Guitar’ – Trading Card Set
San Francisco’s Tompkins Square label has released new and reissued recordings by many of the greatest acoustic guitarists of the past several decades. The label presents 37 cards, featuring vivid portraits by artist Shana Cleveland, plus biographies detailing the work and lives of some of these masters.
Shana Cleveland is an artist, musician and writer living in Seattle. Her music can be heard in the bands the Curious Mystery, La Luz (surf rock, girl-group) and Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles (quitetime crooners).
Her works have been appeared in some places like (short stories, poems:) Black Clock, the Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Vice, and (artworks:) in the Believer and Yeti Magazine.
“Michael Chapman began his career on the Cornish folk circuit in 1967.
Signed to the Harvest label, home to Pink Floyd and Deep Purple, he
recorded four quasi-legendary albums. The influential ‘Fully Qualified
Survivor’ was John Peel’s favorite record of 1970, and featured future
Bowie collaborator Mick Ronson. After decades of recording and touring,
Chapman remained an obscure figure in the States until his profile was
raised by a lengthy 2009 interview with big fan Thurston Moore in
Fretboard Journal. He toured extensively with the late guitarist Jack
Rose, and more recently, with Bill Callahan. Seattle-based indie label
Light in the Attic began a reissue campaign of his Harvest work, and
Tompkins Square released the internationally acclaimed double disc, ‘Trainsong : Guitar Compositions, 1967-2010‘.“ –Tompkins Square Records
“Oh Michael, Look What You’ve Done : Friends Play Michael Chapman,” compiled by Michael’s wife Andru and Tompkins Square’s Josh Rosenthal, is due out on May 29th via Tompkins Square.
Track listing :
1. Black Twig Pickers – Life on the Ceiling
2. D. Charles Speer – Expressway in the Rain
3. Lucinda Williams – That Time of Night
4. Thurston Moore – It Didn’t Work Out
5. Meg Baird – No Song To Sing
6. Maddy Prior – The Prospector
7. Hiss Golden Messenger – Fennario
8. Rick Kemp – Vanity and Pride
9. Two Wings – You Say
10. Nick Jonah Davis – Little Molly’s Dream
11. Bridget St. John – Rabbit Hills
12. William Tyler – Naked Ladies and Electric Ragtime
William Tyler – Tears and Saints (live) (via nyctaper)
William Tyler is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and a guitarist who has spent the last several years recording and touring with Silver Jews and Lambchop among others. In addition he has contributed to albums by artists as diverse as Charlie Louvin, Candi Staton, Wooden Wand, and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, as well as taking part in a large ensemble piece by composer Rhys Chatham. And he also has his own record label, Sebastian Speaks.
Taken from his own name’s solo debut album “Behold the Spirit,” released by New York’s Tompkins Square Records, 2010, after releasing his first album “Deseret Canyon” under the moniker the Paper Hats (Apparent Extent, 2008).
William Tyler – Behold the Spirit
Directed/Edited by Zack Wilson. Music/Narration by William Tyler.